49points

Grado GS1000i

92points

Sony MDR-1000X

Grado GS1000i
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22 facts in comparison

Grado GS1000i vs Sony MDR-1000X

Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X
49
points
92
points

Why is Grado GS1000i better than Sony MDR-1000X?

  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-1000X better than Grado GS1000i?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs35000Hz
  • 4Hz lower low-frequency
    4Hzvs8Hz
  • 37g lighter
    275gvs312g
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    103dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

312g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.travel bag is included
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

35000Hz

40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

8Hz

4Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.sound pressure level

98dB/mW

103dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.impedance

32 Ohms

46 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Grado GS1000i
Sony MDR-1000X

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

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